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Let Them Eat (King) Cake!

  The beloved King Cake Festival is a must if you’re in New Orleans on the last Sunday. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Champions Square, you can join in a fun run (5k or a one-mile walk) or simply show up to show your appreciation for the one-of-a-kind dessert. The event is free…

Celebrate MLK Jr. Day in New Orleans

  There are always events happening in New Orleans for holidays, and MLK Jr. Day is no exception. Take in the Memorial March on Monday at 9 a.m., which winds along a 1.5-mile route starting at City Hall. New Orleans is famous for their floats, music and jazz, and there will be plenty at this…

Which Beignet is Best?

  Everybody knows about Café du Monde, and for good reason. This famous hot spot is where most people meet their first beignet. There are a few locations in New Orleans, including 813 Decatur St., 4700 Veterans Memorial Blvd in Metairie, and the original destination that’s been serving up these fluffy, messy delights since 1862…

Rockin’ New Years Eve

  This year, the Rockin’ New Years Eve is more than a way to welcome 2018. It’s also the countdown to the city’ tricentennial celebration! Just like many festivals and parties in the city, things are done a little differently here. Jackson Square hosts the biggest (and free!) event in New Orleans and the Quarter…

Your Architecture Cheat Sheet

  New Orleans is a rich architectural delight, but what happens when you can’t tell the difference between an American and Creole townhouse? Take advantage of the many free tours in town—and have this handy cheat sheet ready. One of the most renowned styles is the Creole Cottage (1790-1850), which is mostly in the French…

A New Orleans Holiday

  There’s always a party, festival or other special event happening in New Orleans, and the city goes all out for the holidays. Start December with Christmas New Orleans Style (throughout December), which includes Reveillon, a dining experience from the mid-19th century where the top restaurants serve four-course seasonal meals. There’s also caroling in the…

Merriment Picks

Find treasures galore at this one of a kind shopping experience on Magazine Street. There’s everything you need for gifts, entertainment, decorations and more. Stretching from the CBD all the way to Audubon Park, the historical street is six full miles of wining, dining, shopping, art and fun for the whole family. The event starts…

Thanksgiving Eats

  New Orleans isn’t a city that shuts down for the biggest foodie holiday of the year. There are plenty of options to get your gobble on, like Fulton St. Bistro Bar. Choose from turkey, ribeye, duck or the yellow tuna Rockefeller. Entrées come with your choice of two sides such as sweet potato casserole,…

Find Your Mask at Maskarade!

  No trip to New Orleans is complete without picking up your very own Mardi Gras mask, and Maskarade is one of the best shops in town. Tucked into the historic French Quarter and walkable from Jackson Square, their large selection features both local and national mask-makers. These one-of-a-kind designs utilize a number of mediums….

Boudin, Bourbon and Beer

  The three B’s take New Orleans by “dark and stormy” on November 3, bringing together delicious fare and the best beverages in town. It’s the festival designed by Chef Emeril Lagasse, held at Champions Square, and the ultimate foodie event everyone looks forward to. However, it’s so much more than food and drink—it’s an…